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Six sports you can try in London without breaking a sweat

Rosie Percy

With Wimbledon starting to serve next week and the Euros already well underway, it’s safe to say that the summer of sport has landed. As well as taking over our TVs and increasing trainer sales nationwide, the torrent of tournaments is inspiring more of us to take part in sports.

Of course, there are some of us who prefer to limit their perspiration to clammy commutes on the Central line. So if your fitness only goes as far as your footwear, try these six sports in London you can do without breaking a sweat.


Go swinging by teeing off instead of trading car keys. Started as a Shoreditch pop-up, the indoor crazy golf course Swingers has now settled into a permanent home in the heart of the City.

Flight Club

A sport once exiled to ex-serviceman clubs, darts has become social again, only without the silk shirts and sovereign rings. Easy games and animated scoring keeps it simple, so head east to rack up your one hundred and eighty.


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Disco Dodgeball

Pairing PE’s most brutal sport with mirror balls you can dodge, dip, duck, dive and dance. Currently running sand sports at Brixton Beach Boulevard, Disco Dodgeball are also appearing at London’s Citadel Festival and launching an Olympic tournament all before August.

Flip Out Wandsworth

What’s better than an adult trampoline arena? 42,000 square feet of bouncing and foam pit joy, that’s what. Flip Out Wandsworth is open to all ages so you can unleash your inner child without concerned expressions from onlookers.


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Forget Forrest Gump and sixth-form common rooms: ping-pong has a new home at Bounce. This Old Street favourite makes table tennis trendy again, so dust off your backhand with a beer in hand.


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Bump Roller Disco

Roll up and get your skates on for the travelling roller disco rink Bump. They’re back this summer at London festivals Lovebox and Citadel before taking up their regular residency on the South Bank in November.

Get physical with our guide to the best sporting events, health and fitness in London.

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